Mummies of animals, the most numerous type of artifact from ancient Egypt, number in the millions. The animals mummified represented a god or goddess, such as the cat belonging to the goddess Bastet or the ibis belonging to the god Thoth. Some animal mummies contained a papyrus with a request to the god written on it. Animals were mummified using the same techniques as with humans.
- Medium: Animal remains, linen
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 750-400 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: Dynasty 22 to Dynasty 27
- Period: Third Intermediate Period or later
- Dimensions: 23 13/16 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (60.5 x 12.1 x 14 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.1988E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Cat Mummy, 750-400 B.C.E. Animal remains, linen, 23 13/16 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (60.5 x 12.1 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1988E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)